simple pumpkin spice cranberry cookies

With fall around the corner my thoughts turn to all things pumpkin. These healthy pumpkin spice cranberry cookies are perfect for snacks and quick breakfasts on the go. As part of our home preschool I have the Bear help me in the kitchen, and he is so proud whenever we make these cookies. Best of all, they are super easy to make and only contain healthy ingredients.

cooking with kids pumpkin spice cookies

This boy loves to help and getting to measure and stir just makes his day. The secret to cooking with toddlers and preschoolers is just to embrace the mess and let them get in to it. They will have so much fun!

simple pumpkin spice cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Cookie Recipe


1 cup oats

1/2 can (approx. 7.5 ounces) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp vanilla

1.5 tsp honey

1/4 cup dried cranberries

cooking with kids pumpkin spice cookies prep


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the cookie sheet.

Mix all ingredients (minus cranberries) in a mixing bowl until everything is combined well.

After all the other ingredients are combined, gently stir in the cranberries.

Scoop or spoon the dough in to balls on to a greased cookie sheet and then flatten them for easier cooking.

They won’t spread, so you can put them close together.

Greasing the cookie sheet is very important, as the cookies don’t contain butter.

Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes until cookies are firm.

Let cool and enjoy.

cooking with kids pumpkin cookies

Wash off those messy hands and wait for the cookies to bake, then share them with any other cuties in your house.

kids eating cookies

These pumpkin spice cranberry cookies are the perfect accompaniment to our DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe. Is it ok to sneak vegetables in to your child’s breakfast in the form of a cookie? Oh yes, ma’am.

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What is your favorite pumpkin treat?

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